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Postby shinygerbil » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:51 pm

hmm, I've been doodling randomly:

connecting the centres of opposite circles:
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constructing lines from each corner through each tangent (not including the large circles):
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Blue circles are where more than two lines intersect.
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Postby mibias » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:28 pm

SOLVE
Press the blue circles indicated in the post above
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:25 pm

mibias wrote:SOLVE
Press the blue circles indicated in the post above

Just when it seems the group is getting nowhere with off the wall and random ideas, they come up something that just might do the trick. Plotting lines and points all over the place and pushing where multiple lines come together. They eagerly wait for something to happen, unfortunately nothing does. zjoere, in a sarcastic way, says "well, at least you got lines and points!", and then turns away and pokes at Xarlaxas. He seems to be dead.

Result: Nothing happens. Xarlaxas is dead.

Remaining players:

bert_the_turtle
Mas Tnega
Phelanpt
shinyberbil
Shwart!!
mibias
Xocrates
zjoere

Deceased players:
  1. ynbniar Throne Room Booby Trap (1)
  2. AgentX 24 Heavens Gate Booby Trap (2)
  3. Dirty Harry Potter Heavens Gate Booby Trap (2)
  4. TheRileyDuo Heavens Gate Booby Trap (3)
  5. Feud Heavens Gate Booby Trap (4)
  6. Cooper42 Heavens Gate Booby Trap (5)
  7. Pox Heavens Gate Booby Trap (6)
  8. MarvintheParanoidAndroid Third Room Starvation
  9. MaximusBrood Third Room Starvation
  10. Xarlaxas Third Room Starvation
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Postby xander » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:40 pm

SOLVE

Eat Xarlaxas' liver to steal his strength, then break down the wall with that stolen power.

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Postby Ace Rimmer » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:45 pm

xander wrote:SOLVE

Eat Xarlaxas' liver to steal his strength, then break down the wall with that stolen power

From the lack of food and water combined with being trapped underground in poorly lit rooms with low air quality, the group begins to experience hallucinations and delusions. Some hallucinations even include a dodgy old geezer of a professor from back "home".
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast...
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Postby Phelanpt » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:31 pm

bert_the_turtle wrote:Aha. My puzzle designer mind reading skills tell me that this failure at bbcode is supposed to tell us that tangents are good, only wild tangents are bad.

Unfortunately, I don't really see right now how geometric tangents fit the X or the poem. It can't be just "take two simultaneous tangents to two circles each and see where they meet", there's way too many combinations for that.


Well, the tangents could be the "lines eternal", if you consider them to be infinite lines. The "plane" reference could mean we have to find a line and a point to get a geometrical plane? Couldn't see where that would go.

I tried to see if there was a simultaneous tangent to three circles, but haven't found one yet.

I really am at a loss here, especially since there is no action to solve this puzzle. In the previous one, by pushing levers we could get hints, though at the cost of our dear colleagues... In this one, we have to "solve the puzzle", but the action is apparently not to push the wall. Perhaps we have to say the solution out loud?

:?

Edit:
The closest I got to a tangent to all 3 circles:
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Postby Shwart!! » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:20 am

Lothur decides to
SOLVE
by whacking these words, in order, with his axe:
FIND POINTS INVITING FROM AN ENTRY UNITING

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Postby Shwart!! » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:24 am

Without waiting for a result, Lothur proceeds to

SOLVE

by eating Xarlaxas' liver to steal his strength, then breaking down the wall with that stolen power.

Lothur
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:57 am

Shwart!! wrote:SOLVE x2


Result: Nothing happens, except heartburn.
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Postby Shwart!! » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:39 pm

Lothur, disappointed in the lack of potency in Xarlaxes liver, observes that the circles are similar to planets, projected into a single image.
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:38 pm

While going through Xarlaxas' meager belongings, a pad is found with curious notes. One of which is in poem form...

"Many a circle cover the wall.
Only one solution for them all?
Never going to escape this dark hell.
Geometry seems to have written this spell.
Every minute counts"

It appears the poem wasn't finished.
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:06 pm

After several desperate attempts to escape the last room, the group finally runs out of time. One by one they fade away, leaving the pyramid and it's treasure safe. About this time, the locals still camped above give up all hope and return to their homes.

A search party is dispatched, but the exact location of the pyramid is lost.


List of players:

  1. ynbniar Throne Room Booby Trap (1)
  2. Dirty Harry Potter Heavens Gate Booby Trap (2)
  3. AgentX 24 Heavens Gate Booby Trap (2)
  4. TheRileyDuo Heavens Gate Booby Trap (3)
  5. Feud Heavens Gate Booby Trap (4)
  6. Cooper42 Heavens Gate Booby Trap (5)
  7. Pox Heavens Gate Booby Trap (6)
  8. MarvintheParanoidAndroid Third Room Starvation
  9. MaximusBrood Third Room Starvation
  10. Xarlaxas Third Room Starvation
  11. bert_the_turtle Failed to escape
  12. Mas Tnega Failed to escape
  13. Phelanpt Failed to escape
  14. shinyberbil Failed to escape
  15. Shwart!! Failed to escape
  16. mibias Failed to escape
  17. Xocrates Failed to escape
  18. zjoere Failed to escape


Solution to puzzle: Monge's Theorem

I thought for sure that somebody would have gotten this one. Anyway, the last poem was a hint, the first letter of each line spelling "MONGE". The first poem should now make a whole lot more sense.

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The top two sections with circles were there as a distraction. The "x" is just under the word "entry". Had this puzzle been solved, there would have been a tunnel revealed that led to the surface.
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Postby Xocrates » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:19 pm

Wow. There's really no way I would have figured that out :P

By the way, the greedy ones were me, Bert, and Pox
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:49 pm

Educational puzzles :) Neither heard of Rep-Tiles (knew they exist, of course) or that last theorem. There's just too many elementary geometry theorems.

And even though I was greedy, the story with the guy giving me the "wrong" translation was true. That shall teach me to trust random strangers.
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Postby Phelanpt » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:21 pm

Heh, I also wouldn't have gotten it.

I even did those tangents from each side of the circle, thinking of perspective projection, but didn't get there. :P

Did any of the greedy get interesting hints?

I tried to finish the second poem, but couldn't get a last line rhyming with counts that made sense.

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